Saturday, October 25, 2008

How the meeting went!

So, I know you all are dying to hear how the meeting went (if I already didn't tell you today :). Well...

So the positive things are: the lady (I assume owner?) was very helpful. She really liked my product and was not pushy, but definitely seemed like she wanted my business. She told me exactly what she needed from me, and what the process would be from here out. She seemed very compassionate towards the fact that I was just starting out, and that I was nervous about taking the next steps, but also very encouraging which I must admit gave me a little boost in my confidence.

Even though I liked the place and the lady I met with. I felt when I left, that things went just so/so, because I really feel like I don't know what I am doing! I didn't know if this is the sort of thing like buying a car, where I needed to shop it around or what? They want to get your product and make it first before giving you a unit price, so I didn't even know how to shop it around?

Then I talked to "Mr. L." (I don't know if he would want me using his name, so I am not going to). "Mr. L." is an acquaintance of my dad's, and it turns out he has worked in the fabric industry for years. His specialty would be more on the lines of printing my own fabrics (that would be CRAZY BTW), but he obviously had a lot of insight into the manufacturing side. He explained it even better and took away any doubts I may have about trying to find someone else (which was really good to hear). He seemed to think that her prices were fair, so far, and that having them relatively close by was what was the most important, since I am just getting my feet wet, and would want to check in often. He had some great points that I didn't even think of, for example, if I want the item to be "washable," I have to specifically ask for the thread that won't shrink when you wash it? I would have never thought of that?

So, I am feeling really good now. It is 8:00, both kids are asleep (thanks to an awesome Halloween party with good friends), I am getting off this computer right after this, and I am going to work. I have my next meeting Tuesday, and that is where I will hand over all the materials and they will make the prototypes. I have a lot of work to do before that date.

8 comments:

Barley Family said...

Oh my gosh! This is one of those things that I wanted to talk to you about and of course totally forgot at the party, so glad you posted! I'm glad to hear the meeting went well! Your one more step closer to your success :) COOL!!!

Ashley said...

WAHOO!!!! YAY Colleen!! I am so excited for you!!! I forgot to ask about it too and was reminding myself all day!! It was great to see you guys though, I am so happy for you!!

TUTU Monkey said...

I am so glad you posted too....it is so hard to talk with 2 year olds that have not napped running around...:)
great party by the way and your looked hot in your glasses!!

I am so thrilled for you!!! Step by step you are going to get there...keep up the good work!!

Proud mommy of Two said...

Good for you Colleen! I am so happy that you are so close to acheiving your dream. Keep up the good work!

Nana Banana said...

We're so proud of you, but then we always have been.

rayraygirls said...

I already told you this, but I am incredibly proud of you! You have a fabulous talent and i wish you the very best! you are going to do great on tuesday. Do your hair, k? And not like you did at the party yesterday. Actually, you can leave all of those things behind for your next meeting. See you tueday night at ADA! Big hugs!

* TONYA * said...

Yay! I'm so glad things are headed in the right direction.

Tati's Momma said...

I am sooooo happy for you:) Please keep us up to date w/all that's happening!! Like Dana said... It's hard to have a full convesation w/the kiddos running around!
I'm soooo thrilled for you and can't wait to see everything you are doing :) xo